Whoever said football and politics don’t mix, should just sit down and take a chill pill because football star George Weah has defied the odds and successfully been elected to the biggest political post in Liberia.
After the long tension, the former footballer was announced winner of the just concluded Liberian president elections, beating close rival and vice president Joseph Boakai.
The former AC Milan footballer first ran for the post of vice president in 2011 but was on the losing end. He didn’t give up as he went back on the drawing board and reorganized himself to come for the bigger post which he has achieved now.
George Weah, full names George Tawlon Manneh Oppong Ousman Weah aged 51 succeeds Ellen Sirleaf Johnson.
George Weah is the first African footballer to have won the 1995 FIFA World Player of the Year and Ballon d’Or and during his playing days enjoyed footballing stints at Monaco, PSG, Marseille (France) and AC Milan in Italy.
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